Softball Garners Three NFCA All-Americans

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Alabama had three players named NFCA All-Americans.
Alabama had three players named NFCA All-Americans.

May 27, 2009

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Players from 32 institutions and 12 different conferences have been named to the 2009 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America teams, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced on Wednesday afternoon. The University of Alabama had a total of three All-Americans, with two on the first team - the most among all teams.

Alabama's three All-Americans include first team honorees pitcher Kelsi Dunne and at-large utility/pitcher selection Charlotte Morgan. During the regular season, Dunne posted a 24-2 record with a 1.21 ERA, striking out 211 batters in 167.1 innings of play. Morgan, the SEC Player of the Year, is known for her bat as well as her pitching, and she led the team with a .414 batting average and 48 RBIs. In the circle Morgan was 14-6 with a 2.09 ERA.

Alabama's third selection was outfielder Brittany Rogers, a second-team honoree who is an All-American for the fourth time in her career. The Dacula, Georgia, native hit .393, fielded at a perfect 1.000 clip and was 42 of 48 on stolen bases. Rogers becomes just the third player in Alabama history to be named an All-American in four straight seasons. Former Tide standouts Kelly Kretschman and Jackie McClain are the only other players to do so.

The Pacific-10 and Southeastern Conferences dominated selections, with Women's College World Series No. 1 seed Florida leading all teams with five players on one of the three teams. All eight schools competing in the Series, which starts Thursday in Oklahoma City, earned at least two All-American nods, while a total of 19 honorees will compete in this week's championship.

2009 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-Americans


First Team

Pos.  Name  School
P Kelsi Dunne University of Alabama
P Danielle Lawrie University of Washington
P Stacey Nelson University of Florida
C Chelsea Bramlett Mississippi State University
1B Adrienne Monka Northwestern University
2B Ashley Charters University of Washington
3B Alisa Goler University of Georgia
SS Tammy Williams Northwestern University
OF Kaitlin Cochran Arizona State University
OF Brittany Lastrapes University of Arizona
OF Katie Schroeder University of California, Los Angeles
UT/P Megan Langenfeld University of California, Los Angeles
UT/Non-P Amber Flores University of Oklahoma
At-Large/OF Alissa Haber Stanford University
At-Large/UT-P Charlotte Morgan University of Alabama
At-Large/P Nikki Nemitz University of Michigan
At-Large/P Missy Penna Stanford University
At-Large/OF Taylor Schlopy University of Georgia

 Second Team

Pos.  Name  School
P Brandice Balschmiter University of Massachusetts
P Stephanie Brombacher University of Florida
P Brittany Weil University of Iowa
C Melissa Roth University of Louisville
1B Tiffany Huff University of Tennessee
2B Aja Paculba University of Florida
3B Lindsey Ubrun University of Missouri
SS Molly Johnson University of Kentucky
OF Kelsey Bruder University of Florida
OF Francesca Enea University of Florida
OF Brittany Rogers University of Alabama
UT/P Becca Heteniak DePaul University
UT/Non-P Amanda Chidester University of Michigan
At-Large/SS Ashley Hansen Stanford University
At-Large/C Sam Marder Ohio State University
At-Large/3B Amber Patton DePaul University
At-Large/1B Samantha Ricketts University of Oklahoma
At-Large/UT-Non-P Marla Schweisberger University of Missouri


Third Team

Pos.  Name  School
P Sarah Hamilton Florida State University
P Kim Reeder Ohio State University
P Kristen Wadwell University of Louisville
C Stacie Chambers University of Arizona
1B Christine Lux University of Notre Dame
2B Danielle Zymkowitz University of Illinois
3B (tie) Cheyenne Jenks Florida Gulf Coast University
3B (tie) Jenae Leles University of Arizona
SS Bianca Mejia Long Island University
OF Karli Hubbard University of Louisiana at Lafayette
OF Kirsten Shortridge Louisiana State University
OF Carly Normandin University of Massachusetts
UT/P Danielle Spaulding University of North Carolina
UT/Non-P Jessica Mapes Arizona State University
At-Large/UT-P Val Arioto University of California
At-Large/2B Amanda Kamekona University of California, Los Angeles
At-Large/P Tara Oltman Creighton University
At-Large/C Jessica Purcell Brigham Young University
Jenna Rhodes Virginia Tech